Thiruvalluvar Day in India in 2020

Thiruvalluvar Day in India in 2020
Hills near Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu Image by Sathish kumar Periyasamy , via Pixabay
  How long until Thiruvalluvar Day?
This holiday next takes place in 64 days.
  Dates of Thiruvalluvar Day in India
2021 Jan 15
PuducherryFri, Jan 15Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduFri, Jan 15Regional Holiday
2020 Jan 16
PuducherryThu, Jan 16Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduThu, Jan 16Regional Holiday
2019 Jan 16
PuducherryWed, Jan 16Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduWed, Jan 16Regional Holiday
2018 Tamil Nadu Mon, Jan 15 Regional Holiday
2017 Tamil Nadu Sun, Jan 15 Regional Holiday
  Summary
Tanil Nadu. The fourth day of the Pongal celebrations is called Thiruvalluvar Day. It is dedicated to the sun god, Surya.
  Which regions observe Thiruvalluvar Day in 2020?
Puducherry  PuducherryJan 16Regional Holiday
Tamil Nadu  Tamil NaduJan 16Regional Holiday

When is Thiruvalluvar Day?

The Government of Tamil Nadu celebrates the 15th (16th on leap years) of January as Thiruvalluvar Day in the honour of the poet Thiruvalluvar, as part of the Pongal celebrations.

In some years, it may also be declared a public holiday in the Union Territory of Puducherry.

History of Thiruvalluvar Day

Thiruvalluvar was a celebrated Tamil poet and philosopher who lived in the 4th century BCE. He is best known for authoring Thirukkuṛaḷ, a collection of couplets on ethics, political and economic matters, and love. The text is considered as one of the finest works of the Tamil literature.

Thiruvalluvar was chosen as the Tamil language's greatest historical figure after Tamil scholars unanimously agreed to the proposal. As a result, a resolution to celebrate a day known as "Thiruvalluvar Day" for him by all Tamils was passed on 17 January 1935.

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